Events

From left to right: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Dr. Kal Raustiala, Dr. Ravi Perry, Ralph J. Bunche III
Honoring Dr. Ralph J. Bunche as a Hero of U.S. Diplomacy
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On Thursday February 27, the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute hosted a “Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy” panel at NMAD to honor Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, a pioneering African American diplomat who shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the twentieth century. NMAD Director Mark Kane opened the program by welcoming guests and thanking the…

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Diplomacy After Hours: Film Screening and Discussion of Oscar Winning “Nine from Little Rock”
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On February 12, in partnership with Blacks in Government and the Thursday Luncheon Group, NMAD hosted a screening of the 1964 documentary short film, Nine from Little Rock. Commissioned by the United States Information Agency, this film was screened around the world, translated into 17 languages, and it won an Academy Award for best short…

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Diplomacy After Hours Hosts Next Level Alumnus Konshens the MC with his musical ensemble, Classically Dope
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January 8, 2020, NMAD hosted its monthly “Diplomacy After Hours” event at City Winery with Next Level alumnus Konshens the MC and his musical ensemble, Classically Dope. The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Meridian International Center, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Next Level co-sponsored this event highlighting a State Department sponsored…

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New Diplomacy Simulation: International Ebola Crisis: Global Health and Development
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NMAD is proud to launch a new simulation on the role of diplomacy in containing a rapidly spreading deadly virus! International Ebola Crisis: Global Health and Development follows developments in two neighboring fictitious countries, Maladice and Farfelu, where more than 10,000 people have already been infected with Ebola, resulting in 3,000 fatalities so far. The…

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NMAD Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Screening of “50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus”
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On January 27, 2020, NMAD commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day with the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. For the commemoration, NMAD hosted a screening and discussion with high school students featuring the documentary, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus. The film tells the story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus,…

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NMAD Hosts Conference on Citizen Diplomacy
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On Tuesday December 10, 2019, NMAD hosted PYXERA Global’s one-day workshop entitled “Purpose, Prosperity, People: Mobilizing Citizen Diplomats to Address Global Challenges.” The workshop explored how diplomacy, corporate talent development, cross-sector partnerships, and alignment of business and social goals can move the needle on solving global challenges. The day’s conversations focused on the four primary…

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“Diplomacy After Hours” Trivia Night at City Winery
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  On December 11, 2019, NMAD held a Diplomacy Trivia Night during its monthly “Diplomacy After Hours” event. Held at City Winery, diplomacy aficionados filled the room to a competitive and fun night of diplomacy-related trivia. With team names ranging from Public Diplomacy Fools to State Ladies, Public Service, and Malign Influence, teams rose to…

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Sports Diplomacy Comes to Life with U.S. Sports Envoy Cal Ripken, Jr.
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On September 18, 2019, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) partnered with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to host a conversation with Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and Foreign Service Officer Joel Ehrendriech on the power of baseball to promote mutual understanding. Cal Ripken Jr. gives remarks in the…

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Secretary Pompeo Commemorates anniversary of September 11, 2001
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It’s been 18 years since the September 11 attacks left nearly 3,000 people dead in the worst act of terrorism the nation has ever experienced. Marking the 18th anniversary, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the National Museum of American Diplomacy’s (NMAD) September 11 exhibit to remember those we lost on that tragic day, but…

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Lasting Impact in Diplomacy Education with Teacher Institute
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July 15-19, 2019, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) partnered with the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to conduct its first annual Teacher Institute for 25 middle and high school teachers. From the almost 100 teachers who applied, 25 public school teachers from Arkansas, Montgomery County, M.D., Fairfax County, V.A. and the District of…

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